Review: could Levaquin cause Arthralgia?


Summary

Arthralgia is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Sinusitis . We study 29,796 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,193 have Arthralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthralgia and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 30,490 users)

Arthralgia

Arthralgia (joint pain) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, joint pain, fall (latest reports from 133,619 Arthralgia patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

29,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 3,193 people (10.72%) have Arthralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Arthralgia?

Time on Levaquin when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 93.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.08 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Levaquin *:

  • female: 68.55 %
  • male: 31.45 %

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Levaquin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 1.98 %
  • 20-29: 3.62 %
  • 30-39: 10.75 %
  • 40-49: 20.64 %
  • 50-59: 27.17 %
  • 60+: 35.68 %

Severity if Arthralgia when taking Levaquin **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 31.25 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 25.0 %

How people recovered from Arthralgia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (482 people)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (175 people)
  • Pneumonia (173 people)
  • Pain (157 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (151 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (557 people)
  • Aredia (473 people)
  • Ambien (411 people)
  • Prednisone (353 people)
  • Prilosec (346 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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